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Sunday March 29th 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Ageism or foreign influx – which is the greater evil for our aging jobless PMETs?

Ageism or foreign influx – which is the greater evil for our aging jobless PMETs?

We have seen close to a hundred jobless PMETs by now for this year and it looks like a new record since our annual average is about 200 clients for the past five years. The emails just came [...]

What the haze has taught us – a new Singapore taking shape

What the haze has taught us – a new Singapore taking shape

The haze came and went in just  five short days but the environmental hazard has brought about an important lesson for Singaporeans. Of course, the usual grimacing and complaining went on - how [...]

Spending Father’s Day with my daughter in Sydney last year

Spending Father’s Day with my daughter in Sydney last year

My daughter Joycelyn on the left with a friend at her prom night last year. I spent Father’s Day with my 19-year-old daughter in downtown Sydney when I visited her last year in [...]

Town council AIM saga – political implications for opposition and government

Town council AIM saga – political implications for opposition and government

Some have already labelled the latest town council's fiasco as AIMgate -  in the same massive destructive scale as the previous US Watergate scandal which implicated  the US ex-President Nixon [...]

Five Lessons Learnt From Labour Day Protest

Five Lessons Learnt From Labour Day Protest

As the euphoria settled after the sucessful labour day protest five days ago, I managed to find some time to piece out events  that have happened during the planning stage  as Singaporeans [...]

Five important reasons why you must participate in labour day protest at 4pm – For a better Singapore

Five important reasons why you must participate in labour day protest at 4pm – For a better Singapore

NB: Livestreaming for the labour day protest will start at 3pm. The URL is:- http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jhefjwhbehfj With five days to go before our inaugural labour day protest at 4pm, I [...]

Inaugural labour day protest – first in Singapore’s history

Inaugural labour day protest – first in Singapore’s history

With ten days to go before our sequel protest event on May first, I am all apprehensive yet excited at the same time and realised that the next ten days may be the longest period of my life.We [...]

Is Singaporean First and Singapore for Singaporeans Xenophobic?

Is Singaporean First and Singapore for Singaporeans Xenophobic?

Kirsten Han Whether by design or by accident, “Singapore for Singaporeans” became the one takeaway message of the first protest against the White Paper. It sparked off a huge discussion [...]

Historic protest organised through Facebook, socio political blogs and international press

Historic protest organised through Facebook, socio political blogs and international press

As the euphoria settled after the hugely  successful historic day on 16th Feb - which would probably go down into history as a phenomenal breakthrough in organised peaceful protest against a [...]

Reader requesting for second protest event

Reader requesting for second protest event

Dear Mr  Gilbert. I did not attend the protest.  Honestly, sincerely wish I had. Despite not attending, I followed closely online mostly via Temasek Review. It brings joy and hope to see [...]

4000 die-hard Singaporeans braved rain to become history makers

4000 die-hard Singaporeans braved rain to become history makers

I am sorry that I took some time to pen this article as memories are  still raw after yesterday's historic protest event - especially when I kept watching the re-arranged national anthem been [...]

New dawn rising – protest event on 16th Feb

New dawn rising – protest event on 16th Feb

Someone told me half in jest yesterday that he wanted to turn up for today's  event  as it may  be one of those   "I was there you know..." occasion when he turns old and becomes a [...]

Mass protest on 16th Feb – biggest event since post-independence?

Mass protest on 16th Feb – biggest event since post-independence?

We have finally confirmed the speaker list after going through twenty over people who wanted to speak on that day. I have tried my best to see everyone personally who have written in wanting to [...]

Concerns about 6.9 million population protest

Concerns about 6.9 million population protest

Dear Sir, I have some concerns that I hope you can address. I am unsure about this event. As much as I feel the frustration of the issues at hand, some of my friends, foreigners who have been [...]

Foreign permanent resident is against 6.9 million population

Foreign permanent resident is against 6.9 million population

Written by: Ralph Bonifacio I may be foreign-born but I've stayed in Singapore long enough to understand the plight of many local Singaporeans. I can say that I've understood them to the [...]

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